Three Epic Mars / Tharks Banners for Andrew Stanton's 'John Carter'
by Alex Billington
December 2, 2011
Okay, come on, this just looks awesome! I know there's been a mixed reaction to the latest trailer, but show me hard sci-fi with fully-rendered Tharks (the tall, green martian guys) on Mars—rather, Barsoom—with some epic landscapes, I'm in. I love this stuff, and I think Andrew Stanton's John Carter looks exciting. Apple has put out three new banners (likely billboards, too) that I also dig. I love the epic sci-fi setups in each of these, and honestly, Woola (Carter's little "pet" calot) is just adorable. Look at him! There's shots of Taylor Kitsch as Carter fighting the white apes, Willem Dafoe as Tars Tarkas and more. See 'em below!
Click any to go to Apple's gallery to download HD versions. Finally, some good marketing material for this.
John Carter (of Mars) is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventures, telling of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Collins). Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. John Carter is directed by Pixar alum Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) from a screenplay by Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon & Stanton. Disney is bringing John Carter to theaters in 3D eveywhere starting March 9th, 2012 this spring.